Activities ::: mod_hotpot
Maintained by Gordon Bateson
HotPot module for Moodle 2.x
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The Hotpot activity module allows teachers to administer Hot Potatoes and TexToys quizzes via Moodle. These quizzes are created on the teacher's computer and then uploaded to the Moodle course. After students have attempted the quizzes, a number of reports are available which show how individual questions were answered and some statistical trends in the scores.


This module is required by the HotPot question import format for Moodle 2.x


To view details of recent changes made to this plugin, please click on the following link:


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  • Wed, Jul 30, 2014, 5:51 PM
    I am happy to announce that HotPot just received the "Featured plugin" award. Please see for more details. Well done Gordon!
  • Fri, Sep 19, 2014, 7:13 AM
    Hi, I have a one error.

    I use version 2.5 of moodle. I install the last version of hotpot...

    Lo sentimos, el plugin "mod_hotpot" es defectuoso o no actualizado: no se puede continuar.

    Más información sobre este error
    Debug info: Missing version value in version.php
    Error code: detectedbrokenplugin
    Stack trace:

    line 548 of /lib/upgradelib.php: plugin_defective_exception thrown
    line 360 of /lib/upgradelib.php: call to upgrade_plugins_modules()
    line 1544 of /lib/upgradelib.php: call to upgrade_plugins()
    line 349 of /admin/index.php: call to upgrade_noncore()

    Please, help me...
  • Fri, Sep 19, 2014, 9:31 AM
    I have just modified the version.php for the HotPot module.
    Please could you upgrade your HotPot module and try the install again.
  • Fri, Oct 10, 2014, 6:34 PM
    Hi Gordon, I'm writing here because at our school we're having a problem after a recent hotpot plugin update. When a students completes the hotpot activity the box for activity completion isn't flagged. The student gets a grade, we can see the full report... but still no tick, so the activity is actually marked as NOT complete and we cannot link it to another one or to the badge. Our moodle is 2.6.2. Any suggestions? We've been browsing forum for days, but with no success. Thank you for any help you might give us!
  • Sun, Nov 30, 2014, 10:34 PM
    Error-Message in moodle 2.7.3 during upgrading
    Migration stops after 6.25%

    The Messagetext is:
    "Migrating Hot Potatoes logs: (1/16)

    Notice: Trying to get property of non-object in /var/www/html/moodle/mod/hotpot/lib.php on line 2025

    Fatal error: Cannot call abstract method core\event\base::init() in /var/www/html/moodle/mod/hotpot/classes/event/attempt_started.php on line 46"
  • Mon, Dec 1, 2014, 8:00 AM
    Hi Rossana, the completion functionality in HotPot is fixed now so please update when you have a chance.

    Hi Andreas, thanks for reporting the update bug. It is fixed now, so please update and try again.

  • Tue, Dec 2, 2014, 7:08 PM
    Thanks, Gordon.
    The update works. smile
  • Fri, Dec 19, 2014, 11:58 AM
    Thanks Tõnis,
    I inevstigated the issue and made a few improvements to the event handler functionality of the HotPot module. I could then confirm that I was able to view the following reports in Moodle 2.8

    * Site admin -> Reports -> Logs
    * Site admin -> Reports -> Events list

    Please could you download the latest version onto you Moodle site, initiate the Moodle upgrade, and let me know if the issue is then fixed on your site.

    best regards,
  • Wed, Nov 7, 2018, 4:52 PM
    this plugin hot pot is also working for totara site ?
  • Ricardo Caiado
    Tue, Dec 24, 2019, 11:47 AM

    Just update Moodle to v3.8 and got this error message:

    "Use of subplugins.php has been deprecated. Please update your '/XXXX/mod/hotpot' plugin to provide a subplugins.json file instead."

  • Fri, Jun 4, 2021, 5:53 PM
    Hi Gordon,

    Is this plugin still supported in newer Moodle versions?

    Thanks for your great work!
  • Thu, Feb 24, 2022, 1:37 AM
    Will this plugin be available for Moodle 4.0?
  • Wed, May 11, 2022, 1:26 AM
    I just upgraded to moodle 4.0 I should have checked Hot potatoes compatibility first. my bad.
  • Sat, Jun 4, 2022, 1:58 AM
    hello, when I want to use hotpot I can upload information and configure the parameters but when I want to use the hotpot in the course it gives the error access denied invalid credentials, how can I solve this problem?
  • Mon, Jun 27, 2022, 9:27 PM
    Na versao 4 do moodle está ocorrendo o erro Undefined property: stdClass::$intro in /var/www/moodle/lib/classes/output/activity_header.php alguma ideia de como eu posso corrigir?
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